JPD Chief Lee Vance was photographed in his office before the press conference for his and Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason's Side by Side operation. This photo was taken on April 28, 2016.
This house on Wainwright Street like more than 3,000 other properties across Jackson, is owned by the State of Mississippi. It was forfeited in 2012 after owners accumulated four years of unpaid property taxes. This photo was taken on April 16, 2016.
Kvng Zeakyy, 17, a rapper grew up amid crumbling housing in the Washington Addition. He doesn't think it will ever change. This photo was taken April 22, 2016.
This Wainwright Street house, forfeited to the State of Mississippi in 2002, currently has a lien placed on it by the JPD's Community Improvement division. This photo was taken April 16, 2016.
Luke Knight, 22, moved to Tuscaloosa before he came out as transgender to his family and friends. He says it would have meant a lot to him if the state publicly defended trans students when he was in high school. This photo was taken on May 19, 2016.
This house on Canal Street, east of Jackson State University, is one of the 22 buildings that will be cleared after the school finalizes talks with a developer for a new dormitory complex on the site. This photo was taken on April 20, 2016.